Elahe Izadi, Washington Post

Elahe Izadi

Washington Post

Washington, DC, United States

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  • National Journal
  • WAMU 88.5

Recent articles by Elahe:

Horror is a must-see genre again. What’s a scaredy-cat to do?

Jordan Peele's latest horror movie, "Us," once again presents a dilemma for people who are fans of pop culture but movie-going cowards. → Read More

As a top prosecutor, Klobuchar often declined to pursue charges in police-involved killings

Elise Viebeck and Michelle Lee on presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar’s history as a county prosecutor; Lenny Bernstein on a lack of HIV prevention drugs where they’re needed; and Elahe Izadi on the horror-movie renaissance. → Read More

'Aladdin' trailer: Will Smith is not blue, Jafar is not scary and 7 other observations

Disney's remake of the 1992 animated classic has been years in the making. → Read More

Comedian Sugar Sammy can properly offend in France and Canada. Now it’s America’s turn.

The comedian from Quebec speaks four languages and mounted the province's first major bilingual comedy show. → Read More

Gayle King’s R. Kelly interview continues, and so does the volatility

Kelly sits in jail over alleged unpaid child support while King's interview with the singer and his live-in girlfriends, Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, airs. → Read More

‘I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me!’: R. Kelly explodes during first interview after his arrest

The embattled R&B singer faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. → Read More

‘A true pioneer, innovator and legend’: Keith Flint, Prodigy vocalist, dead at 49

The Prodigy emerged out of the British rave scene before releasing worldwide hits such as "Firestarter." → Read More

What to know about Solange’s new album, ‘When I Get Home’

Her highly anticipated follow-up to "A Seat at the Table" serves as an ode to Houston. → Read More

Let’s break down Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s steamy Oscars performance of ‘Shallow,’ frame by frame

The performance was one of the most highly anticipated of the night. → Read More

‘Angry, betrayed, disappointed’: Jussie Smollett’s alleged lies inflame already-tense Chicago

Authorities say the “Empire” actor filed a false police report, claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. → Read More

How an Iranian Oscar winner made a film that feels so thoroughly Spanish

The suspense thriller “Everybody Knows” stars real-life couple Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem and is entirely devoid of any Iranian context. → Read More

After more than 30 years, Spike Lee is finally getting his Oscar moment

For the prolific director, "BlacKkKlansman" is just the latest timely Spike Lee Joint. → Read More

R. Kelly: Newly surfaced videotape allegedly featuring singer is given to authorities by Michael Avenatti

The lawyer said Thursday he has given the Cook County State’s Attorney a VHS tape that, according to him, shows R. Kelly sexually assaulting an underage girl. → Read More

Women released some great comedy specials last year. But the Grammy will go to a man.

For the first time in over a decade, no women were nominated for best comedy album. → Read More

Adam Levine exposed his nipples during the Super Bowl halftime show, so let’s talk about Janet Jackson

Maroon 5's performance sparked a conversation over nudity and double standards, given how much Jackson's career suffered after her "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004. → Read More

10 harsh critiques of ‘Serenity,’ a ‘three-headed freak of a movie’ involving tuna and Matthew McConaughey’s butt

The Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway thriller has a bonkers plot twist. → Read More

Everyone is talking about ‘No Scrubs’ because of Weezer. Welcome to 2019.

Weezer's "The Teal Album" includes covers from "Billie Jean" to "Take On Me." → Read More

There’s going to be another Ghostbusters movie. Get ready for a new round of arguing.

Jason Reitman will direct the sequel, which will pick up where the 1980s movies left off. → Read More

‘This Is Us’ returns, and gives us a reason to breathe a sigh of relief

The midseason premiere shows Randall's election results and where he stands with Beth. → Read More

'Games of Thrones' Season 8: Premiere date and everything else we know about the final season

HBO has finally revealed when the show will return: April 14. → Read More